And he took him by the right hand and raised him up; and immediately his feet and ankles were made strong.
— Acts 3:7

Congregational Learning

Are you looking to grow spiritually? Do you long to have a stronger faith but not sure how to do that? Are you looking to make new friends and build relationships?

This is a great place to start!

Growing spiritually doesn’t happen just when we know what Jesus says. It happens when we put His Words into action in our lives and we do that best when we are connected to others within a community of faith. King of Kings offers many opportunities to grow stronger in faith and to be in closer community with others. No matter where you are in your faith walk, we invite you to come, learn and grow in God’s love with others. Please take some time to look through these groups and discussions below and see where God is leading you so you can grow stronger in Him.

If you have questions about any of these opportunities and how you can get involved, please contact the individuals listed with each group or contact Sue Oberg. We would love to help you on your journey of faith!

Sunday Forum offers a convenient way to participate in adult learning before or after attending Sunday morning worship services. Registration is not required and it is unnecessary to attend every week. Coffee and snacks will be provided and everyone is welcome!

Video presentations, guest speakers, in-depth Bible studies, and group fellowship are all important parts of Sunday Forum. The group will often work through various study series that focus on relevant faith questions and dig deeper into God’s Word.
When: Sundays at 9:30 a.m. from September through May
Where: The West Conference Rooms
Who: Everyone!

Contact
Interested in learning more about Sunday Forum? Contact Trudy Cowman at tlcowman@aol.com.

Readers unite! The PM Book Discussion Group is King of Kings’ very own book club that brings readers of all ages together to share thoughts on books and grow in faith. The group meets once every two months to join in fellowship and discuss a book they read the weeks before. One member will lead the discussion and provide insight into the story and its relevance to the Christian faith.
When: Second Monday of even months at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Room 305 unless otherwise noted
Who: Avid readers of all ages

December 10: Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate. Location TBD.
February 11: Behold The Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue
April 8: The Orphan’s Tale by Pam Jenoft

Contact
Have questions about the PM Book Discussion Group? Contact Bev Boyer at boyer017@comcast.net.

Connection Groups, or Small Groups as they are better known, give us a place to connect with others and grow in faith while making a large church feel like home! Anyone can start or join a Connection Group with their friends, spouses, or others both in or outside of the church. Groups consist of 6-12 people committed to meeting regularly for study, prayer, and service. Training is provided for those wishing to start a Connection Group of their own.

Life is done in circles, not rows. We circle up around the table. We circle up around the campfire. We circle up around almost everything in life, so why do we try to do this thing called faith in rows?

Many times people wait until they, their marriage, or their families, are falling apart before they seek God and other believers. Wouldn’t those life-turns and ups-and-downs be easier to manage if you knew God was at the wheel and you had a family of faith riding with you? Join a group today and circle up to live out your faith. It is the way God always intended it to be!

For leaders: if you are interested, download our Leader Resource List for Bible Studies to assist you.

If you have general questions, feel free to email Sue Oberg at sue.oberg@kingofkingswoodbury.org

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

King of Kings is hosting this six-week educational program that is designed to help caregivers take care of themselves while caring for another. You will benefit from this class whether you are helping a parent, a spouse, a friend, someone who lives at home, in a nursing home or across the country. We will be discussing how to take care of you as a caregiver, reduce personal stress, how to communicate feelings and concerns, and how to learn from our emotions.

When: Thursdays, January 17 – February 21  1:30-3:30 p.m.
Where: King of Kings Lutheran Church, Room 108
Cost: $40 for entire series. Scholarships are available.
Register: Contact Jenny West at 651.789.4015 or jwest@familymeans.org
For questions or concerns: Contact Sue Oberg at sue.oberg@kingofkingswoodbury.org

IN SESSION Connection Group: On Guard; Defending your Faith with Reason and Precision
by William Lane Craig
When: Wednesdays 6:00–7:00 p.m. starting September 19 for eight weeks.
Where: At King of Kings – room to be determined.
Cost: Purchase your own book
Registrations have closed.
Contact: Chuck Nyberg at Charles.nyberg@gmail.com
It is typically the hardest questions, the ones that really make us stop and think that push us to grow the most. On Guard, by world-renowned apologist William Lane Craig, is the book for you, the thinker. In this fascinating and exciting book, we’ll follow Craig as he guides readers through topics like what does it mean to defend the Christian faith? Does it matter if God exists? Is the universe fine-tuned for life? Can a person be good without God? It will address the problem of suffering and also look at some of the historical evidence of resurrection. Join us if you’re looking for ways to strengthen your ability to talk about Christianity, if you have nagging questions about the faith, or if you are just trying to learn more about Jesus. All are welcome!

IN SESSION Connection Group: The Early Church: Becoming a Light in the Darkness by Ray Vander Laan
Co-leaders: Sabrina and Dustin Fay  parents@fayhq.org
When: Mondays 7:00–8:30 p.m. starting September 24 for 10 weeks (no class on October 15 and November 26).
Where: West Conference Room
Cost: $15
Registrations have closed.
Experience the Bible for yourself! This in-depth video Bible study is beautifully filmed on location in Philippi, Sardis, Pergamum, Ephesus, and more which brings a richer understanding of the early church and its history. You will discover the passion and commitment early believers displayed as they claimed Jesus in the face of fierce consequences and powerful adversaries. These illuminating sessions will help ground your convictions and transform your life. You will also learn the subtle differences between a Christian worldview and humanism and how to make a difference in today’s world.

God’s GALS is a ministry for adult women who are looking for an in-depth bible study, fellowship, service and fun. Every meeting consists of a combination of large and small group study time. Each year, the group comes together for at least one service project and has celebrations and special events that add to the fellowship and learning experience. Check out the new studies below.

No Other Gods
Ladies, we invite you to join God’s GALS for this wonderful study called “No Other God’s” by Kelly Minter which starts in January. Often, idols are obvious—money, power, and fame. But subtler idols can sometimes take the form of loved ones, social media attention and busy seasons of work, motherhood, or ministry. But if your heart is prioritizing any of those pursuits before God, you’re missing the unrivaled joy and adventure of Jesus being your heart’s ultimate treasure. In this 8-session study, learn to identify the functional gods you may be unknowingly serving and the lies they tell. As you dethrone your modern-day idols, you’ll be set free for the deeper, more abundant life Jesus came to give you—discovering that Jesus can do what no other god can.

When: Choose what day works best for you. Click here for the full schedule.
• Wednesdays 9:30–11:30 a.m. every other week starting January 23
• Fridays 9:30–11:30 a.m. twice a month starting January 18
• Saturdays 8:30–10:30 a.m. twice a month starting January 19
Cost: $20 (includes book/materials) Checks payable to King of Kings
Register: Click here to register by December 31
Childcare: is available on Wednesdays for $24 for one child. Second child will be additional $10.
Contact: Annette Sherrill at godsgals@kingofkingswoodbury.org or Sue Oberg at sue.oberg@kingofkingswoodbury.org

FULL Hosea
God’s GALS invites you to join them in the study of Hosea this fall. The book of Hosea is a deeply personal and passionate love story, yet it’s also a difficult story. Hosea, an Old Testament prophet, preached his own life message using his marriage as the sermon illustration. We will see the love Hosea has for his unfaithful spouse Gomer and through that we will more deeply understand God’s unfailing love for us. We are also prone to wander from God and his love but God goes to extraordinary lengths to bring us back to himself. This 7-week study will help you grow more confident of God’s love for you, help you understand this prophetic book of the bible and be able to apply God’s love to your life so you can live loved every day. Unfailing love really does change everything!
When: Choose what day works best for you.
• Wednesdays 9:30–11:30 a.m. every other week starting September 19
• Fridays 9:30–11:30 a.m. twice a month (see schedule for more details) starts September 14
• Saturdays 8:30–10:30 a.m. twice a month (see schedule for more details) starts September 15
Cost: $20 (includes book/materials) Checks payable to King of Kings
Register: Class is full
Childcare: is available on Wednesdays for $25/one child/7 weeks of study. Second child will be additional $10.
Contact: Annette Sherrill at godsgals@kingofkingswoodbury.org or Sue Oberg at sue.oberg@kingofkingswoodbury.org

FULL Isaiah Precept
God’s GALS invites you to the study of Isaiah! This year we will be doing a study of
all 66 chapters of this amazing book. Isaiah is the crown jewel of Old Testament prophets, a book that strikes awe in the heart of its reader. Prophecies from Isaiah are mentioned many times in the New Testament and quoted by Christ himself. We are going to learn so much about God, the history of Israel, God’s plan for salvation, Jesus, and how to live life abundantly in Christ. We hope you will join us for this adventure! This weekly* study is very in-depth and designed for gals who will be committed to coming to most of the classes and doing at least part of the homework each week.
When: Wednesdays 9:30–11:30 a.m. starting September 12 (see schedule for details)
Cost: $33 for Part 1 of Isaiah. There will be a $10 late fee for any registrations after August 29. Checks payable to King of Kings
Register: Class is full
Childcare: Available for a minimal fee. Please email Sue if you need childcare.
Contact: Sue Oberg at sue.oberg@kingofkingswoodbury.org
*There will be one day off per month and we are off on holidays/spring break for District 833.

Contact
To learn more about God’s GALS and how to become a part of their ministry, contact Sue Oberg or Annette Sherrill at godsgals@kingofkingswoodbury.org.

King’s Daughters is a women’s Bible study group that provides a casual and relaxed atmosphere for women of all ages to spend time socializing while digging deeper into the Word of God. Each meeting, the group works to better understand scripture and its importance for women’s lives today.

Every year, the King’s Daughters takes on a new Bible study series. Our study beginning in September is The Greatest Story: Paul, an exploration of the life of the Apostle Paul, from Acts through the Epistles. If interested contact Carol Berger.
When: Third Tuesday of each month from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Where: Classroom at King of Kings
Who: Women of all ages looking to connect and grow spiritually

Contact
To learn more about The King’s Daughters, contact Carol Berger at thelma-cb@comcast.net.

King’s Sisters brings together retired and semi-retired women for the purpose of fellowship and education. Along with monthly meetings at King of Kings that includes lunch and a program, the group also take part in events around the community such as art gallery tours and outings to local restaurants and attractions.
When: Second Thursday of each month
Where: The Holy Grounds Café
Who: Retired & semi-retired women looking to socialize and grow spiritually.

Contact
For more information about how to get involved with the King’s Sisters, contact:
Ruth Kosek at rlk_43@yahoo.com or (651) 739-6962
Jan Olson at jkolson@comcast.net or (651) 739-2924
Joanne Lillo at jespelillo@aol.com or (651) 735-2955

This is a very active group of retired men who enjoy socializing, serving, and learning together. The group’s monthly meetings include breakfast and an educational and inspirational guest speaker. The men also stay active by taking on various projects around the church and the community as the need arises.
When: 2nd Tuesday of every month at 8 a.m.
Where: Holy Grounds Café
Who: Retired men looking to learn and grow with others

Contact
For more information about the Retired Men’s Group, contact Richard Boyer at rbboyer66@gmail.com.

Man Up Men’s Ministry’s vision is to challenge men to be bold and intentional leaders in their home, work and community to create a Godly legacy. This is accomplished by encouraging men to connect with other men of King of Kings and the community through fellowship, discipleship and service. The group’s monthly meetings are centered on fellowship and Bible study and they also take part in various service projects and social events throughout the community.

When: One Saturday morning a month (September to May) from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
September 15: Session 1 – Daniel’s Story
October 13: Session 2 – Prepared for Babylon
November 10: Session 3 – Hope
December: Service Event (TBD)
January 12: Session 4 – Humility
February 9: Session 5 – Wisdom
March 9: TBD
April: Arise With The Guys – Grace Church, Eden Prairie
May 18: TBD
Where: Classrooms at King of Kings
Who: Any man regardless of age or marital status
Bible Study: Thriving in Babylon by Dr. Larry Osborne
Service Project: Man Up volunteers to helped with set up, plating and serving food, games, dine/mingle, tear down/clean up at the Annual Birthday Party at the Union Gospel Mission.

Man Up Ministry Team Members
Kevin Bottolfson
Greg Hammond
Brad Henry
Mike Romano
Tom Weber

Contact
Have questions or want to register for the Man Up Ministry? Email man_up@kingofkingswoodbury.org or contact the team members directly.

Toastmasters is an international organization dedicated to improving communication and leadership skills. The club at King of Kings includes some faith-based aspects that members might not find in other clubs. Members find fellowship through weekly interactions, improved listening skills, increased comfort when speaking with groups of any size (both formally and extemporaneously), and improved communication and leadership skills.

When: The group meets every Thursday evening from 7:00 -8:00 p.m.
Where: Room 108
Who: Members and Guests are always welcome!

Contact
If you’re interested or have any questions, please contact Laura Griffith at tmlg@live.com.
Laura has been a member of King of Kings since 1998 and has participated in Mom’s In Faith, God’s GALS, and other Bible Studies and ministry teams at church. After noticing that some people seemed uncomfortable speaking up, praying out loud, and reading devotions to the group, she decided to bring her 15 years of experience in Toastmasters to King of Kings.

King of King’s now has year-round Toastmasters groups for youth and adults! Whether you want to brush up on your public speaking and leadership skills, practice impromptu speaking for an interview or dinner conversation, or join a small group for networking and fellowship opportunities, come and check us out!  You may visit as many times as you would like and are only required to join when you’re ready!

The King’s Youth Speakers | Gaveliers at King of Kings
For: Open to anyone under 18 years, middle school and high school preferred
When: Thursdays at 5:45 p.m.
Where: Usually in Room 108
Contact: Laura Griffith at tmlg@live.com

Alpha is an internationally known course that explores the Christian faith and creates a space where you can ask questions and share your point of view in a safe and casual setting. Each meeting consists of some appetizers and dessert, watching an Alpha video based on some basic faith questions followed by a discussion in small groups. Alpha is helpful to those who have doubts and questions but also great for those who just want to renew and refresh their faith. Alpha has been a launching point for many people to a deeper faith and walk with God. No Homework!

When: Tuesdays 7:00–8:30 p.m. starting January 29 for 8 weeks with an option to continue two more weeks.
Alpha Retreat: Saturday, March 2  8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Breakfast served.
No class on March 12.
Register: Click here to register by January 7
Cost: $20
Contact: Sue Oberg at sue.oberg@kingofkingswoodbury.org

MOPS at King of Kings
MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) is an international Christian organization that was created to help encourage and equip moms of young children (Birth–Kindergarten) to realize their potential as mothers, women and leaders in relationship with Jesus and in partnership with local churches. At MOPS we are on a mission to celebrate this journey called motherhood. We build circles of women who laugh, cry and love one another just as we are.
When: MOPS meets at King of Kings two Mondays per month 9:30–11:30 a.m. during the school year. We offer childcare for children birth–5 years old for registered/paid MOPS moms.
The Fall session is full.

Right Now Media

We’ve partnered with RightNow Media, the “Nextflix of Bible studies” to bring you an online media library that offers over 2,000 Bible study, training and leadership videos from respected teachers and leaders!

We’re thrilled to offer this resource to you! We want everyone to have the opportunity to develop a deeper relationship with God and with other people! This online library offers a wide variety of studies, so no matter were you are in your relationship with God, there is something for you. Rightnow Media also offers the ease of doing a study in your home, at a coffee shop, or virtually anywhere.

To find out more about Rightnow Media and discover what it has to offer, click here. To receive your invitation for a free membership to RightNow Media, email Sue Oberg.

Connect With Us

Please call or email if you have questions, concerns or would like more details!

Sue Oberg
Director of Congregational Life
651-738-3110

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